When Manda, of Mae&Co Creative, reached out to me about photographing this downtown Portland shootout, I couldn’t say no! Every single thing she does is magic, and I knew it would be so beautifully put together. Not only that, but every time I’m able to attend a workshop, I get to meet + connect + network with so many incredible artists in the area! I’ve met so many of my good friends through workshops and shootouts, so any chance I get to attend an event like this, COUNT ME IN! The entire afternoon was a dream, but I’ll let Manda explain the shoot in her own words:
As featured on STYLEDYOU,
“Can you guess what our newest obsession is?! Yep! Coral everything! This modern bridal StyledYou shootout was dreamed up, designed and styled by Mae&Co Creative! Our new favorite color was incorporated in a variety of playful ways; ribbons, candle sticks, florals, & even the grooms suit!
We passed on the traditional floral ceremony installation and opted for a massive suspended textile backdrop, which we may or may not have had to use an industrial scissor lift to install. The lofty ceilings and bright, natural light of The Eleanor, really added to the overall effect imposed.
The modern, colorful ribbon install above the tablescape was a definite labor of love, which took days to construct. Taper candles add lots of fun height to the table and so much color and texture was contributed by Brier & Ivy’s amazing floral centerpieces.
We love our shootouts because they allow us to really get creative, as well as meet and mingle with photographers from all over!”
Photography: Monique Serra Photography
Design & styling: Mae&Co Creative
Venue: The Eleanor
Rentals: Vintage Meets Modern
Florals: Brier & Ivy
Paper goods: Seek Paper Co.
Dress: a&bé Portland